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In Court – Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Posted on October 14th 2020

Last week Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie headed to Court amid on-going disputes regarding arrangements for their children. Brad Pitt would like to have equal contact with the children and, after negotiations have failed, he has made an application to Court.

Court in England and Wales

In England and Wales, before an application is made to Court, parents must first attend mediation. A mediator will first speak to you and the other party separately and will then meet with you together to try and resolve the issues. If an application to Court is made in the future, a certificate from a mediator will be required.

Instructing Solicitors

If couples are unable to reach an agreement through mediation or if mediation is not suitable, an alternative option is to instruct solicitors. Every case is different and our solicitors would take time to listen and understand your families circumstances and what your issues are. You can work together with your solicitor to put together a proposal for child arrangements. We can then write to the other party, or their solicitor, with your proposal and try to negotiate a solution.

If both mediation and solicitors letters are not working, an individual can make an application to Court. Although Court is often seen as a last resort, it can be beneficial as the matter is put onto a Court timetable. Once the matter is resolved you will have a Court Order outlining the arrangements agreed.

How can we help?

Our team of family law solicitors have over 30 years of collective experience and not only have the knowledge to argue your case but also a sympathetic and understanding ear.

If you would like the assistance of one of our family law solicitors, please contact us on 01244 312306 or

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